Akena Vérandas dismasted in the TJV!

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 04 Nov 2011
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Akena Vérandas dismasted in the TJV!

We mentioned last week that the Transat Jacques Vabre fleet was set to encounter rather challenging conditions shortly following the start from Northern France; well the start was eventually postponed from Saturday to Wednesday in order to buy them some reprieve and let the storm pass through. Despite this schedule change, the fleet was still racing in big swells and 30 knots for the first day out; the conditions have taken their toll on the Open 60 Akenas Vérandas with a broken mast earlier this morning. Arnaud Boissières reported that neither himself or co-skipper Gérald Veniard were uninjured in the incident. Escofier and Koch on Crêpes Whaou are leading the way in the Multi 50 class, while the IMOCA yachts are engaged in a drag race where it is too early to identify a leader. A bit further back, Aquarelle.com is trying is maintain their lead against an aggressive Class 40 fleet.

Challenging conditions, this time in the western Mediterranean, are awaiting the six yachts engaged in the Volvo Ocean Race; their start is set for tomorrow morning and as
Ken Read, skipper of Puma Ocean Racing put it: 'It looks like we could get the crap kicked out of us getting out of the Med.' The race start will be available live on the official website and should be more interesting than the light air in-port race last week-end; these are all out offshore machines after all and racing on a shortened in-port course must have been painful for most of them. Team Abu Dhabi and Ian Walker probably didn't mind though, scoring a decisive first place finish and adding previous points to their scoresheet. Stay tuned for all the details and updates via our dedicated weekly VOR newsletters.

The battle for the last podium place in the Global Ocean Race first leg from Mallorca, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa is on! After 40 days at sea, only 40 miles separates Marco Nannini and Paul Peggs on Financial Crisis from Conrad Colman and Hugo Ramon on Cessna Citation. The father and son team of Ross and Campbell Field on BSL, crossed the finish line 14 hours ahead of Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron on Campagne de France a week ago to capture first and second place respectively.

Exciting news in America's Cup 34 circles with the announcement earlier this week that long time Cup favourite Prada/Luna Rossa is back! The team will be collaborating with Emirates Team New Zealnd and should take delivery of their AC 45 in December. Next stop on the America's Cup World Series is San Diego, November 12 to 20, with racing starting on Wednesday the 16th with three fleet races on the menu, followed by Speed Trial Runs in beautiful Sand Diego natural amphitheatre harbor. I'll be watching, via Sail-World, on the official America's Cup 34 YouTube Channel.


All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




Volvo Ocean Race fleet set for early battering
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race fleet is set for an early battering as the six teams head straight into what could be boat-breaking conditions on the first of the nine ocean legs. The weather forecast is for winds of 25 knots just hours after the starting gun fires in Alicante, Spain at 1300 UTC (1400 local).... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Macif and Cheminées Poujoulat set the pace
Hélène Tzara,
Transat Jacques Vabre - Armed with the two newest IMOCA Open 60 designs in the fleet it is Francois Gabart and Seb Col on Macif and Bernard Stamm and Jean-Francois Cuzon with Cheminées Poujoulat which are setting the pace, reaching down close to the rhumb line course. Gabart may be tagged the race's ‘benjamin' or rookie, but the winner of the 2010 Figaro circuit has learned IMOCA racing with the... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 1 – Battle for last podium place
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 - After 40 days at sea and 7,000 miles of racing through the Mediterranean and North and South Atlantic, the podium will soon be completed, but with just 12 miles separating the front two boats, there's still no clear candidate for third place.... [more]
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Transat Jacque Vabre: Akena Vérandas is dismasted
Sail-World,
Around 0330hrs (UTC/GMT) this Friday morning skipper Arnaud Boissières confirmed that the mast of their IMOCA Open 60 Akena Vérandas had broken some 270 miles WNW of the Breton peninsula. The duo had been lying in ninth place in the Transat Jacques Vabre double handed Transatlantic race which set off from Le Havre, France on Wednesday.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: See the start live on Sail-World + Preview Video
Sail-World,
The Volvo Ocean Race starts on 5 November from Alicante Spain. The six teams are now making the final preparations before they set off from Alicante bound for Cape Town, South Africa, the first of nine offshore legs. Leg one starts at 1300 UTC (1400 local time) on November 5 and is expected to take around 21 days to complete.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Fast racing in first 24 hours
Hélène Tzara,
Transat Jacques Vabre - With the first 24 hours of fast racing in their Transat Jacques Vabre despatched to their streaming wakes, the rhythm and the pace in each of the three classes is firmly established. And while the high speeds of the first night and early morning reduced slightly with the abating breeze, so the early realities start to hit home.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - The quest for glory + Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the quest to conquer the Everest of the ocean, VOR skippers sacrifice Olympic bids and carry the hopes of a nation while putting their reputations at stake and this is all for the challenge in a race that all can complete but, only one can win.... [more]
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Prada's entry ups ante for 34th America's Cup
Michelle Slade,
In a media call today, America's Cup Regatta Director Iain Murray and CEO Craig Thompson commented on the exciting confirmation that indeed, long time Cup favorite Prada/Luna Rossa is back, this time collaborating on boats and such with Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ).... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta - Lack of wind forces abandonment
Volvo Ocean Race,
The Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta has had the first race abandoned after a near complete absence of wind that had the fleet adrift for two and a half hours. Conditions were already very light when the sixteen boat fleet, which includes boats from the first ten round the world races, assembled at the start area off Postiguet Beach at 1300 local time.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre race start fast and furious
Hélène Tzara,
Transat Jacques Vabre transatlantic race from Le Havre to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica is finally underway after a delay of 50 hours. The 35 duos were unleashed at 1500hrs today for a fast and furious ride west out of the Channel, ready to encounter the remainder of the malicious low pressure system which delayed Sunday's schedule start.... [more]
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34th America's Cup - Luna Rossa's Notice of Challenge accepted
Luna Rossa Challenge 2013,
34th America's Cup - Italian team Luna Rossa Challenge 2013 and the Circolo della Vela Sicilia of Palermo today announced that their Notice of Challenge has been accepted by the Golden Gate Yacht Club and will be held at San Francisco in September 2013. Luna Rossa Challenge 2013 and Emirates Team New Zealand have signed a cooperation agreement until 31st December 2012... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 1 – Fight to the finish line
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - After 38 days and 6,000 miles of racing, the GOR teams are into the final push for the leg one finish line. While the leg one winners, Ross and Campbell Field and second placed Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron work on their boats in The V and A Waterfront Marina the four Class40s in the fleet's main pack are hammering across the final 1,000 miles of the South Atlantic... [more]
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America's Cup: Italian Challenger's return expected on Wednesday
Richard Gladwell,
Italian media are reporting that a media conference will be called late Wednesday afternoon (local time) to announce a return to the America's Cup by the three time Italian challenger, Luna Rossa, headed be Patrizio Bertelli. Also participating at the announcement will be Emirates Team New Zealand's CEO Grant Dalton, and the two teams are expected to announce a working agreement.... [more]
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NYYC Invitational Cup to air on ESPN Classic
New York Yacht Club,
The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex took place in September and is now set to debut on ESPN Classic on Friday, November 4, at 8pm Eastern Time. It will be re-aired on Sunday November 6 at 2:30pm Eastern Time on ESPN2. Check local listings for the appropriate channels.... [more]
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards in San Juan
KPMS,
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2011, in Puerto Rico, are being held in just one week. The ceremony will be held in the historic Cuartel de Ballaja, a former military barracks in the mid-19th century, and an impressive backdrop to a night that welcomes some of the best sailing talent the world has seen.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Live and delayed coverage here + full replay
Sail-World,
The Volvo Ocean Race has partnered with Livestream (Livestreamcom) to bring you unprecedented Live coverage of the Volvo Ocean Race. You will be able to watch live video of all start, finishes and in-port racing from this page - there's another link for the full raw live experience - including HD live video of the start/finishes and in-port racing as well as photos, video clips and text updates. A... [more]
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ISAF Annual Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico
International Sailing Federation,
ISAF Annual Conference for 2011 will be held this week in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ISAF Committee, Sub-committee and Commission members will travel from around the globe to San Juan where they will be joined by ISAF Member National Authorities, sailors, event organisers, class associations, boat manufacturers and many more.... [more]
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